Τhe largest group of Wines of Peloponnese winemakers ever to visit Cyprus arrives at 3rd of February in Limassol to showcase their beautifully crafted, top quality wines to all Cypriot professionals and passionate oenophiles. The Peloponnese Wine Festival event will take place at the Ceronia Hall, Carob Mill Restaurants, Vasilissis Street, Limassol 3602 from 12:00 – 20:00.
August 2019. The incredible heat of the Greek summer drives us further north. A trip to Champagne is the secret desire in every winelover’s agenda. Planning the journey, the thoughts goes into cellars, secret wine making and millions of bubbles. We arrive in Basel. Following the A35 and admiring the beautiful Alsatian vineyards, we reach Nancy. A refreshing stop at Stanislas Square, gives us the opportunity to starting dreaming. But the GPS has another opinion. Driving on the N4 we cross the vineyards of Chalons en Champagne. You feel it, the atmosphere has changed. Reims is so close. In Reims champagne is everywhere. It’s a whole world, combining the luxury of the greatest Champagne Houses, like «Louis Roederer». Next morning to the flagship Maison, the tour and visits manager Mrs Aida Dudas tell us the great story of this legendary Champagne House.
The Fête des Vignerons is more than just a show, it’s a heritage, a living tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation since the 18th century. This exceptional and extraordinary event, which combines tradition and modernity, unites an entire region that stretches from Lausanne to Chablais Vaudois. It has been inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO since 1 December 2016.
In an article by Eleni Pichouli in Lifo newspaper, in 2014, we read a beautiful statement about wine.
She wrote: “Wine is nothing less than the bottled flavour of the landscape, the scent of the earth and the climate, and all the features of each individual place, denatured in a liquid.”
The vineyards of Paros have deep historical roots from the Cycladic Civilization times (3200-2000 BC). According to chemist-oenologist Dr. Stavroula Kourakou – Dragona, Paros is the ark that preserved the white variety Monemvasia (Malvasia) from Venetian domination times to the present day.
The vineyard of Attica, especially Mesogeia, is the largest vineyard in Greece, covering 65,000 of the 200,000 acres of the wider zone of the Attica region. It is essentially defined by the mountains of Gerania, Kitherron, Parnitha and Penteli.
A trip to Epirus, especially in Ioannina and the surrounding area, enchants the visitor and offers him pleasant moments by visiting beautiful places and getting acquainted with simple and hospitable residents.
Epirus and the region of Ioannina were the residence of the first tribes of Selles (Hellas), after which the Greeks were named. This is what the ancients emphasize: “Primordial Hellas Epirus” and Aristotle as well: “…the area was inhabited by the people called Greeks then and Hellenes now “.